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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295881/frequency-morbidity-and-mortality-of-bone-metastases-in-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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James J Harding, Ghaith Abu-Zeinah, Joanne F Chou, Dwight Hall Owen, Michele Ly, Maeve Aine Lowery, Marinela Capanu, Richard Do, Nancy E Kemeny, Eileen M O'Reilly, Leonard B Saltz, Ghassan K Abou-Alfa
Background: Bone metastases are common in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), but their incidence, morbidity, and mortality are not well defined. Methods: The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center database was queried for all patients with HCC and metastases seen from 2002 to 2014. The prevalence of bone metastasis was determined and cumulative incidence function was used to estimate the probability of developing a bone metastasis. Regression models were created to identify risk factors for osseous metastasis...
January 2018: Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: JNCCN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29278410/bisphosphonates-for-advanced-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Sascha Macherey, Ina Monsef, Franziska Jahn, Karin Jordan, Kwok Keung Yuen, Axel Heidenreich, Nicole Skoetz
BACKGROUND: The prevalence and incidence of pain and skeletal complications of metastatic bone disease such as pathologic fractures, spinal cord compression and hypercalcemia is high and an important contributor to morbidity, poor performance status and decreased quality of life. Moreover, pathologic fractures are associated with increased risk of death in people with disseminated malignancies. Therefore, prevention of pain and fractures are important goals in men with prostate cancer at risk for skeletal complications...
December 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275492/comprehensive-inter-comparison-of-insat-multispectral-rainfall-algorithm-estimates-and-tmpa-3b42-rt-v7-estimates-across-different-climate-regions-of-india-during-southwest-monsoon-period
#3
Shruti Upadhyaya, Raaj Ramsankaran
The main objective of this study is to validate and inter-compare two Near-Real-Time Satellite Rainfall Estimates (NRT-SREs): INSAT Multispectral Rainfall Algorithm (IMSRA, simple blended product) and TMPA 3B42-RT V7 (3B42-RT, multisatellite product) across India. This study aims to provide some insight into the error characteristics of both the NRT-SREs to the algorithm developers and end users by inter-comparing the daily rainfall estimates during the southwest monsoon period of 2010-2013. This study utilizes various volumetric statistics and categorical statistics to understand and evaluate the performance of NRT-SREs in terms of both spatial and volumetric error characteristics (hit, miss, and false error) at different rainfall thresholds across different Köppen-Geiger climate regions of India using the gridded gauge data provided by Indian Meteorological Department as reference dataset...
December 23, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204337/effects-on-bone-resorption-markers-of-continuing-pamidronate-or-switching-to-zoledronic-acid-in-patients-with-high-risk-bone-metastases-from-breast-cancer
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J F Hilton, M Clemons, G Pond, H Zhao, S Mazzarello, L Vandermeer, C L Addison
Background: Switching patients who remain at high risk of skeletal related events (SREs) despite pamidronate to the more potent bisphosphonate zoledronate, may be an effective treatment strategy. As part of a previously reported clinic study in this setting, we evaluated whether biomarkers for bone resorption, such as Bone-Specific Alkaline Phosphatase (BSAP), bone sialoprotein (BSP), and N-terminal telopeptide (NTX) correlated with subsequent SRE risk. Methods: Breast cancer patients who remained at high risk of SREs despite at least 3 months of q...
March 2018: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199464/sperm-rna-elements-as-markers-of-health
#5
Rayanne B Burl, Stephanie Clough, Edward Sendler, Molly Estill, Stephen A Krawetz
Idiopathic infertility, an etiology not identified as part of standard clinical assessment, represents approximately 20% of all infertility cases. Current male infertility diagnosis focuses on the concentration, motility, and morphology of spermatozoa. This is of limited value when predicting birth success and of limited utility when selecting the optimum treatment. At fertilization, spermatozoa provide their genomic contribution, as well as a set of RNAs and proteins that have distinct roles in development...
December 3, 2017: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187703/paraganglioma-as-a-risk-factor-for-bone-metastasis
#6
Maki Yokomoto-Umakoshi, Hironobu Umakoshi, Mika Tsuiki, Tatsuki Ogasawara, Kaho Hamanaka-Hiroshima, Akiyo Tanabe, Tetsuya Tagami, Akira Shimatsu, Mitsuhide Naruse
Malignant pheochromocytoma (PHEO) and paraganglioma (PGL) (PHEO and PGL: PPGL) are frequently associated with bone metastasis. Bone metastasis requires long-term management and may lead to skeletal-related events (SREs) that remarkably reduce patients' quality of life (QOL). The aim of this study was to elucidate the risk factors for developing bone metastasis in patients with PPGL. The medical records of 40 consecutive adult patients with malignant PPGL at the National Hospital Organization Kyoto Medical Center between 2006 and 2016 were reviewed...
November 29, 2017: Endocrine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181185/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-skeletal-related-events-at-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-diagnosis
#7
Hiroyuki Tominaga, Takao Setoguchi, Hirofumi Shimada, Satoshi Nagano, Hiromi Sasaki, Yasuhiro Ishidou, Masami Sato, Keiko Mizuno, Hiromasa Inoue, Setsuro Komiya
The aim of the present study was to detect prognostic factors in patients with skeletal-related events (SREs) and bone metastasis at the time of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) diagnosis. A total of 85 NSCLC patients were retrospectively enrolled, 47 (55.2%) of whom presented with SREs at the time of NSCLC diagnosis. Multivariate logistic regression analysis identified squamous cell carcinoma as a risk factor for SRE. Kaplan-Meier analysis demonstrated that there was no difference in the overall survival between the SRE and no SRE groups...
November 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175022/biology-and-treatment-of-myeloma-related-bone-disease
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Evangelos Terpos, Dimitrios Christoulas, Maria Gavriatopoulou
Myeloma bone disease (MBD) is the most common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), resulting in skeleton-related events (SREs) such as severe bone pain, pathologic fractures, vertebral collapse, hypercalcemia, and spinal cord compression that cause significant morbidity and mortality. It is due to an increased activity of osteoclasts coupled to the suppressed bone formation by osteoblasts. Novel molecules and pathways that are implicated in osteoclast activation and osteoblast inhibition have recently been described, including the receptor activator of nuclear factor-kB ligand/osteoprotegerin pathway, activin-A and the wingless-type signaling inhibitors, dickkopf-1 (DKK-1) and sclerostin...
November 23, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163830/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-comparing-zoledronic-acid-administered-at-12-week-and-4-week-intervals-in-patients-with-bone-metastasis
#9
Ling Cao, Yong-Jing Yang, Jian-Dong Diao, Xu-He Zhang, Yan-Ling Liu, Bo-Yu Wang, Zhi-Wen Li, Shi-Xin Liu
Zoledronic acid is used to treat patients with bone metastasis, but the optimal dosing interval remains controversial. We therefore performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of a 12-week interval of zoledronic acid with the standard 4-week interval. Three randomized controlled trials comprising 2650 patients were analyzed. Using a random-effects model, pooled risk ratios (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated. No differences in the occurrence of skeletal-related events (SREs: RR = 0...
October 27, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161483/-spatio-temporal-analysis-of-the-biophysical-and-ecological-conditions-of-triatoma-dimidiata-hemiptera-reduviidae-triatominae-in-the-northeast-region-of-colombia
#10
Jaime Badel-Mogollón, Laura Rodríguez-Figueroa, Gabriel Parra-Henao
INTRODUCTION: Due to the lack of information regarding biophysical and spatio-temporal conditions (hydrometheorologic and vegetal coverage density) in areas with Triatoma dimidiata in the Colombian departments of Santander and Boyacá, there is a need to elucidate the association patterns of these variables to determine the distribution and control of this species. OBJECTIVE: To make a spatio-temporal analysis of biophysical variables related to the distribution of T...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154022/the-anti-tumor-effect-of-rankl-inhibition-in-malignant-solid-tumors-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
A F de Groot, N M Appelman-Dijkstra, S H van der Burg, J R Kroep
At present, accumulating evidence suggests that inhibition of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B ligand (RANKL) does not only induce an increase in bone mass and strength, but also has anti-tumor effects. Denosumab, an antibody targeting RANKL, is used to treat osteoporosis and to prevent skeletal related events (SREs) in patients with bone metastases originating from solid tumors. However, expression of RANKL and its receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa-B (RANK) is not solely restricted to cells involved in homeostasis of the bone and RANKL-RANK signalling appears to play a substantial role in many other processes in the body like mammary physiology, mammary tumorigenesis and the immune system...
November 2, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138883/hallmarks-of-bone-metastasis
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REVIEW
Rachelle W Johnson, Larry J Suva
Breast cancer bone metastasis develops as the result of a series of complex interactions between tumor cells, bone marrow cells, and resident bone cells. The net effect of these interactions are the disruption of normal bone homeostasis, often with significantly increased osteoclast and osteoblast activity, which has provided a rational target for controlling tumor progression, with little or no emphasis on tumor eradication. Indeed, the clinical course of metastatic breast cancer is relatively long, with patients likely to experience sequential skeletal-related events (SREs), often over lengthy periods of time, even up to decades...
November 14, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132846/development-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-exercise-self-regulatory-efficacy-scale-for-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#13
Yu-Han Tsai, Jyu-Lin Chen, Amy H T Davis, Wen-Jiuan Yen, Yen-Ju Lin, Li-Chi Chiang, Yu-Ju Chen
BACKGROUND: A valid and reliable instrument for assessing exercise self-regulatory efficacy (Ex-SRE) is lacking in Taiwan. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate a Chinese-version of the Ex-SRE scale (Ex-SRES-Chinese). METHODS: Published guidelines were followed for cross-cultural adaptation of Ex-SRES-Chinese. Psychometric testing was conducted in 76 subjects with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). RESULTS: Ex-SRES-Chinese achieved clarity, culture appropriateness, and functional equivalence for measuring Ex-SRE...
January 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123990/the-skeletal-related-events-of-denosumab-versus-zoledronic-acid-in-patients-with-bone-metastases-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#14
Zhicai Zhang, Feifei Pu, Zengwu Shao
Objective: The meta-analysis was used to evaluate the skeletal-related events (SREs) and efficacy of denosumab versus zoledronic acid (ZA) in patients with bone metastases. Methods: The data of this meta-analysis study were searched from PUBMED, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science with Conference Proceedings, Elsevier and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases till August 2017. Two independent reviewers reviewed the reference lists of relevant articles...
November 2017: Journal of Bone Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113396/epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-is-associated-with-the-onset-of-skeletal-related-events-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Shu-Mei Huang, Jin-Ji Yang, Hua-Jun Chen, Si-Pei Wu, Xiao-Yan Bai, Qing Zhou, Hai-Yan Tu, Yi-Long Wu
Background: Bone metastasis and skeletal related events (SREs) are common in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with mutant epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) could benefit from tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs). However, it is unclear whether SRE is influenced by EGFR status. We aimed to evaluate the correlation of EGFR status and TKIs with the incidence of SREs. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of stage IV NSCLC patients with bone metastasis...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110129/real-life-management-and-outcome-of-thyroid-carcinoma-related-bone-metastases-results-from-a-nationwide-multicenter-experience
#16
G Mazziotti, A M Formenti, M B Panarotto, E Arvat, A Chiti, A Cuocolo, M E Dottorini, C Durante, L Agate, S Filetti, F Felicetti, A Filice, L Pace, T Pellegrino, M Rodari, M Salvatori, C Tranfaglia, A Versari, D Viola, S Frara, A Berruti, A Giustina, R Giubbini
PURPOSE AND PATIENTS: The M.O.S.CA.TI. (Metastases of the Skeleton from CArcinoma of the ThyroId) is a multicenter, retrospective study investigating the real-life outcome and management of bone metastases (BM) in 143 patients (63 M, 80 F; median age 64 years, range 11-87) with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). RESULTS: Radio-active iodine (RAI) treatment was performed in 131 patients (91.6%), surgical approach and/or external radiotherapy in 68 patients (47...
November 6, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100167/early-identification-and-intervention-matters-a-comprehensive-review-of-current-evidence-and-recommendations-for-the-monitoring-of-bone-health-in-patients-with-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Thomas Brodowicz, Peyman Hadji, Daniela Niepel, Ingo Diel
Bone metastases are common in patients with advanced solid tumors, and many individuals experience debilitating skeletal-related events (SREs; e.g. pathologic fracture, hypercalcemia, radiotherapy or surgery to bone, and spinal cord compression). These events substantially affect disease outcomes, including survival and quality of life, and healthcare systems. Plain radiography is the most widely used imaging modality for the detection of bone metastases; skeletal scintigraphy, computed tomography, positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance imaging offer greater sensitivity but their use in routine practice is restricted by high costs and limited availability...
December 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091013/cost-of-illness-of-metastatic-prostate-cancer-a-perspective-of-costs-for-new-treatment-options-in-the-netherlands
#18
Rob Ter Heine, Geert Wj Frederix, Joost W Geenen, Anke M Hövels, Marco van Vulpen, Anko Kooistra, John Mh De Klerk, Haiko J Bloemendal
AIM: To assess the resource use and associated costs of treating patients with metastatic prostate cancer with a focus on skeletal-related events (SREs). METHODS: We performed a bottom-up cost of illness study in The Netherlands. RESULTS: A total of 136 patients were studied. The mean total costs were €17,931 per patient. SREs that required hospitalization (n = 53) were, at median costs of €2039-9346, depending on care. These SREs had median costs of €200-1912...
October 2017: Journal of Comparative Effectiveness Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082518/bisphosphonates-and-other-bone-agents-for-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Brent O'Carrigan, Matthew Hf Wong, Melina L Willson, Martin R Stockler, Nick Pavlakis, Annabel Goodwin
BACKGROUND: Bone is the most common site of metastatic disease associated with breast cancer (BC). Bisphosphonates inhibit osteoclast-mediated bone resorption, and novel targeted therapies such as denosumab inhibit other key bone metabolism pathways. We have studied these agents in both early breast cancer and advanced breast cancer settings. This is an update of the review originally published in 2002 and subsequently updated in 2005 and 2012. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of bisphosphonates and other bone agents in addition to anti-cancer treatment: (i) in women with early breast cancer (EBC); (ii) in women with advanced breast cancer without bone metastases (ABC); and (iii) in women with metastatic breast cancer and bone metastases (BCBM)...
October 30, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076018/climate-change-fisheries-management-and-fishing-aptitude-affecting-spatial-and-temporal-distributions-of-the-barents-sea-cod-fishery
#20
Arne Eide
Climate change is expected to influence spatial and temporal distributions of fish stocks. The aim of this paper is to compare climate change impact on a fishery with other factors impacting the performance of fishing fleets. The fishery in question is the Northeast Arctic cod fishery, a well-documented fishery where data on spatial and temporal distributions are available. A cellular automata model is developed for the purpose of mimicking possible distributional patterns and different management alternatives are studied under varying assumptions on the fleets' fishing aptitude...
December 2017: Ambio
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